Author Archives: Charity Apple

Poll question: What’s your personal motto?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s asked local teens and twenty-somethings, “If you had a personal motto, what would it be?” “Don’t seek approval in places you’ll never find it.” — Lillie Overman, senior, Burlington Christian Academy “Stop procrastinating.” — Andrew Nice, senior, Burlington Christian Academy “Life’s not waiting for the [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 16, 2019)

Times-News • “Casablanca”: 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. today and Tuesday, Graham Cinema, 119 N. Main St., Graham, as part of the Classic Film Series. $3. 336-229-4225. • Carousel Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with an evening concert by Love & Theft from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The two-day festival will continue [...]

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Delicious & nutritious: Tips for packing school lunches

By Corinna Workman Times-News correspondent     We all know the feeling — it’s as inevitable as classes starting soon. “New year, new me,” or rather, “New school year, new me.” Yet, no matter how much you try to fix your eating habits at the beginning of the year, somehow your lunchbox always ends up void [...]

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Elon University serves as host for college fair

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Here is how the conversation normally goes — “Oh you’re a high school student? Well, where are you going to college?” This is a question, unfortunately, that students aren’t often prepared to answer. The College Fair at Elon University on Monday, Sept. 16, may provide a little more clarity [...]

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Poll question: What books have influenced your life?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20 recently asked five teens and twenty-somethings — “What books have influenced your life?” Bob Goff’s “Love Does”; Katie Davis’ “Kisses From Kate”; and Clayton King’s “Stronger” — Brooke Troxler, hairstylist “My top three favorite books would have to be The Bible; Bob Goff’s “Love Does” [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 9, 2019)

Times-News • 11th annual Apple Fest: 7 p.m. Friday to midnight Saturday, 7618 Laurens Lane, Gibsonville. Gate entry on Friday is $10 and gate entry on Saturday is $15. All proceeds to benefit Little Pink Houses of Hope. For more details, visit 11th annual Apple Fest on Facebook. • Gallery Players presents “Mamma Mia”: 8 [...]

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There’s a new game in town: Teens & 20s writer creates ‘Nature Bingo’

Editor’s note: The incorrect information for CERES was included in the print edition. The correct information can be found below. By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent SAXAPAHAW — To clear the last hurdle to obtaining a North Carolina Environmental Educator (EE) certification, candidates are required to spend a minimum of 20 hours planning, coordinating and leading [...]

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Poll question: What purchase has impacted your life?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s asked teens and twenty-somethings — “what purchase of under $100 has had the most positive impact on your life in recent months?” “I have curly hair, and I just got a haircut specifically for curly haired people. It’s so bouncy now and it just makes me [...]

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Looking forward to what comes next: High school senior reflects and relishes the future

By Kamryn Guye Special to the Times-News    Walking through the double doors of Williams High School on that first day of freshman year felt like torture. That was August 2016. It wasn’t long before friend groups started to form. We began pick favorite classes, and dread certain others. Freshman year was about individual growth, [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 2, 2019)

Times-News • 35th annual Fall Book Sale: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday (for Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries only, but you can join for $10); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8; noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 9-13; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14; 1:30 [...]

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